Women harvesting rice, Vietnam

World Water Day - Blog: 'Why investing in natural water infrastructure will pay off'

By Renat Heuberger, CEO of the South Pole Group, and Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme. Why did a group of bankers and fund managers spend an afternoon in a Zurich café talking about nature? For opportunity and innovation.   …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2016 | News story
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Women as active agents

Women as active agents - BLOG

Fida Haddad – Programme Manager of the Drylands, livelihoods and Gender Programme writes on International Womens Day 2016

16 Mar 2016 | Article

Lone hiker on Redcliff Beach in Yuraygir National Park, Australia

Panorama twin webinar: Protected area tourism solutions

A Panorama twin webinar on sustainable protected area tourism solutions was held in March/April.

08 Mar 2016 | Article

Towards an Arab Region Land Degradation Neutrality

The Arab Land Degradation Initiative

 IUCN ROWA takes part with partner agencies in an initiative towards an Arab Sub-Regional Land Degradation Neutrality …  

02 Mar 2016 | Article


Climate Change from a Gender Perspective

 The interaction of gender and climate change is at the core of action for sustainability future as well as policies and initiatives for a greener economy in Jordan. IUCN ROWA takes part in the Climate Change from a Gender Perspective Conference in Amman, Jordan in February.  

29 Feb 2016 | Article

Imèn Meliane, WCPA Regional Vice Chair for the Middle East, North Africa and West Asia

A vision for protected areas in North Africa, The Middle East and West Asia

Imèn Meliane is the new WCPA Regional Vice Chair for North Africa, The Middle East and West Asia (NAMEWA).  Imèn describes her vision for protected areas in the region, a region facing numerous challenges from conflict to desertification, but also gifted with unique opportunities.  

22 Feb 2016 | Article

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Leading the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol

IUCN supports global consultation on draft Natural Capital Protocol

As a founding member of the Natural Capital Coalition, IUCN is supporting the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol (NCP) and encouraging businesses, governments and other stakeholders -- especially the conservation community -- to participate.  …  

29 Jan 2016 | Article

advocacy training - Jordan

Increasing Advocacy Skills for Bedouin Pastoralists

IUCN Regional Office for West Asia partnered with Oxfam have conducted a training workshop on strategic advocacy planning methodology as part of the “Food Security Governance of Bedouin Pastoralist Groups in the Mashreq” project in Amman, Jordan. …  

26 Jan 2016 | Article

Report looks at the impacts of the apparel sector value chains on biodiversity.

Fashion industry must urgently reduce its impact on nature

The fashion industry is contributing to the degradation of the world’s biodiversity and undermining nature’s ability to provide ecosystem services to society, according to a report released by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

22 Jan 2016 | Article